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Rox. development projects get green light from city

While the steel and glass luxury apartment towers going up downtown have come to typify Boston’s building boom, the city has greenlighted several smaller projects in and around Roxbury that show a different side to the city’s expanding housing market. ...

Consistent voter turnout is key to building real political power

Although their numbers are in decline, Republicans have executed a strategy to maintain political power by dominating state politics, occupying the governorship in 31 states and controlling 28 legislatures. African American voters have gone to the polls in high numbers ...

Interview with Segun Idowu, co-founder of Boston Police Camera Action Team

Segun Idowu, co-founder of Boston Police Camera Action Team spoke with the Bay State Banner about the inspiration for forming BPCAT, which recently presented the Boston City Council with a six-page ordinance proposing policy for handling police use of body ...

Hub’s growing Dominican community celebrates culture in downtown Boston

Over the last 30 years, the city’s Dominican community has grown from a few thousand families centered in Jamaica Plain to one of the city’s largest ethnic groups. With more than 38,000 Boston residents claiming Dominican heritage, Dominicans have surpassed ...

Black cops suing department over ‘false positives’ in hair tests

The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has filed lawsuits alleging the hair testing the Boston Police Department uses to determine whether officers have used drugs is scientifically unsound and more like to generate false positives among blacks ...

MBTA internship trains high schoolers for transport careers

MBTA and MassDOT collaborate with RoxMAPP and Madison Park Vocational High School to provide summer internships aimed at increasing MBTA recruitment and easing the pathway from school to career. For 7 weeks, high school students gained hands-on experience working as ...

Smarter in the City announces selection of five new startups for its third cohort

Smarter in the City today announced the selection of five new startups for its third cohort. The following tech-based businesses and organizations will join the firm’s accelerator in Dudley Square from this September through January, 2016.

Developer picked for Radius site

The Kensington Investment Company, rental housing developers with a portfolio that includes properties in the Back Bay, Dorchester and Mattapan, placed the winning bid for the site of the former Radius hospital on Townsend Street during an auction last week.

Atyia Martin

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Dr. Atyia Martin as the City of Boston's first chief resilience officer, a new position created to lead city-wide resilience building efforts to help Boston prepare for, withstand and bounce back from ...

BEAN Festival at The Lawn on D

BEAN Festival August 22nd at The Lawn on D.

What I saw in watts 50 years ago and what I see in America’s Watts today

Fifty years after the Watts riots of 1965, urban blacks still face high levels of unemployment, segregation and police brutality.

Steven L. Antonakes joins Eastern Bank as Chief Compliance Officer

Eastern Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Boston, today announced the appointment of Steven L. Antonakes as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.

The importance of the web

Maintaining a digital presence is crucial to all business in today’s Internet-driven and increasingly mobile-dominated market. For small businesses, digital know-how can mark the difference between closing shop quickly and growing into a thriving company. And for minority businesses, argues ...

What school? There’s still time to enjoy safe summer fun

School vacations are almost over, but there is still time to enjoy some summer fun with your family. Weekend getaways, days at the beach, and long lazy days by a pool can be entertaining for the kids, and hopefully relaxing ...

Partners HealthCare and Project Bread work together to fight hunger during the summer months

The support of Project Bread and Partners HealthCare is essential for filling the meal gap many children are at risk of experiencing during the summer months.